"Oh wow. I discovered this by CHANCE! ... but I lived in northern Uganda for almost 6 months in 2010 conducting a research study on peace education initiatives in Gulu, Kitgum and Pabbo districts. Were you involved or are still involved with this…"
"Thank you for posting! I am sharing with friends now! There is such a divide ... either you have to support bottom-up initiatives or top-down initiatives. There is no room for collaboration if this type of dialogue continues or room for dispelling…"
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am a student at the University of Tennessee in the College Scholars Program. I've designed an interdisciplinary major and program entitled "Post-Conflict Education in Africa." Under this program I spent 5 1/2 months living and working in Northern Uganda conducting a research study on Peace Education Initiatives January to July 2010. My findings are forthcoming.
I'm also a 2010-11 Baker Scholar for the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy.
My interest include: youth education in Africa, after school education in the United States, advocacy, refugee assistance and law, smart aid and humanitarian effort, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, international human rights law
The Jazz for Justice Project is an initiative founded by Dr. Rosalind Hackett in 2006 that promotes the power of music and the arts as tools for peacebuilding and reconciliation in northern Uganda and raises funds for related projects on the ground.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Uganda (particularly the Northern Ugandan region)
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United States of America
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
I am a full-time student at the University of Tennessee pursuing a bachelors degree in College Scholars under the emphasis of "Post-conflict Education in Africa." I also serve as a core member of The Jazz for Justice Project and president of Amnesty International- UT chapter
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Fundraising, Program Design, Program Implemenation
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Current Areas of Research:
Peace Education Initiatives in Northern Uganda
Comparative on the effectiveness of community-based organizations versus that of Foreign-derived organizations in Northern Uganda
Reshaping Education: Peace and Conflict Resolution Initiative and Programs in Northern Uganda and Knoxville Tennessee (this study is not comparative but seeks to explore how different societies respond to the needs of their youth through an educational medium)
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
"Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world is a family, this was a teaching of our indian culture and traditional.
we created countries, boundaries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realize that we are one and we naturally interconnected with each other ,which we can just realize by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any discrimination,religion, boundaries, equally for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equally important, valuable ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violence .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for look after the wellbeing of all living life.shyam
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